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Access 2016 - Beginner

Course Overview

This course is an introduction to Microsoft Access 2016. In this course, students will become familiar with various database components, concepts, and terminology. Students will tour the user interface, create databases, create objects, perform calculations, navigate and work with tables, understand and work with queries, review and work with various reports and reporting features, and review forms and the various tools that go along with them. This course will give the student the required knowledge to complete the Access 2016 Intermediate course.

Course Objectives

Getting Started, Working with Data, Creating Databases and Objects, Working with Queries, Working with Reports, Working with Forms

Course Outline

1 - Introduction

  • Introduction

2 - Getting Started

  • What is a Database?
  • Understanding Database Terminology
  • Navigating the Access Interface
  • What is a Flat File Database?
  • What is a Relational Database?
  • Relating Tables
  • Reviewing the Access Ribbon

3 - Working with Data

  • Working with Tables
  • Navigating Tables
  • Editing Data
  • Adding New Records
  • Using Subdatasheets

4 - Creating Databases and Objects

  • Understanding Database and Table Design Principles
  • Using Table Data Sheet View
  • Working with Field Data Types
  • Using Table Design View
  • Using Calculated Fields
  • Calculating Numbers
  • Calculating Dates
  • Calculating Strings
  • Using the Lookup Wizard
  • Editing Lookups
  • Using Indexes

5 - Working with Queries

  • What are Queries?
  • Creating Simple Queries
  • Understanding the Dynaset
  • Entering Criteria: Exact Match and Range Operators
  • Understanding AND versus OR
  • Using Wild Cards
  • Using Keywords
  • Sorting and Hiding Fields
  • Creating Multi-Table Queries
  • Additional Tips

6 - Working with Reports

  • What are Reports?
  • Understanding Report Types
  • Building Effective Reports
  • Using AutoReport
  • Understanding the Report Wizard
  • Using the Report Design View
  • Creating Labels

7 - Working with Forms

  • What are Forms?
  • Understanding Form Types
  • Creating Forms
  • Navigating Forms
  • Editing Data in Forms
  • Understanding the Form Wizard
  • Using the Form Design View
  • Working with Controls
  • Using Form Layout View
  • Additional Tips

8 - Conclusion

  • Course Recap

2 Hours, 56 Minutes

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